Electric lighting devices

  • US 9,541,247 B2
  • Filed: 08/05/2014
  • Issued: 01/10/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/05/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An electric lighting device, comprising:

  • a candle body;

    a flame-shaped piece coupled to the candle body such that the flame-shaped piece can move in at least two dimensions;

    a light source disposed within the candle body such that light is emitted on the flame-shaped piece;

    an agitator configured to cause movement of the flame-shaped piece with respect to the candle body;

    wherein the flame-shaped piece comprises a portion having a hollow interior, and wherein a portion of a support member is configured to extend upwardly within the hollow interior of the portion, such that the flame-shaped piece is suspended by the support member and moves about the support member when a force is applied by the agitator; and

    wherein the weight of the flame-shaped piece is distributed such that a center of mass of the flame-shaped piece is located below a point where a tip of the support member interacts with the interior of the flame-shaped piece.

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